Join Greenbelt for a free community film screening and facilitated discussion on the emerging topic of Green (or Natural) Burial.
Thursday, March 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Sawyer Free Library
Friend Conference Room
2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
Capacity is limited to 50 people. Light refreshments provided. Go to web page to reserve a place.
Join Co-director Jeremy Kaplan for a screening of Will for the Woods, an hour-long documentary, weaves a beautiful story of one person’s life and his approaching death, which ultimately results in his choice to pursue natural burial.
After the film, Candace Currie of Green Burial Massachusetts and the Mt. Auburn Cemeterywill guide a facilitated discussion on the the film, its implications, and the information on current efforts underway to establish a natural cemetery in the state.
Green or natural burial is a simple and natural alternative to resource-intensive contemporary burial or cremation. The deceased is laid to rest in the earth using only biodegradable materials and without a vault or toxic embalming, in a woodland or other natural setting, often with a fieldstone or indigenous plant marking the grave. This practice can be used as a conservation tool, enabling the acquisition, restoration, and stewardship of natural areas.
Admission is free; donations are accepted for the work of Green Burial Massachusetts.